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Monogrammed Sweatshirt

My name is Beckie and I blog over at Infarrantly Creative, Knock off Décor, and the recently launched Roadkill Rescue. Have you started sewing up a storm yet with all these rockin’ tutorials here on STML?

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Well I haven’t done a sewing project in a while so I was excited to dust off my machine and do a simple one for you today. I call it my Ransom Note Sweatshirt.

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Who doesn’t love something with their name on it? This would be a great gift for anyone on your list this year. This project is simple and takes less than an hour to complete plus uses recycled t-shirts.

Supplies for Monogrammed Sweatshirt

Old t-shirts with words on it

sewing machine

coordinating thread

Wonder Under

scissors

Iron

ironing board

How to make a Ransom Note Sweatshirt

1. Before you give all those old t-shirts to Goodwill grab out some of the ones that have wording on it.

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2. Decide what you want the back of your shirt to say. I used both my first and last names on the ones I did. Start cutting out the letters and laying them out to see how they look.

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3. Using different fonts, sizes and colors line up your letters to your liking until you have all the letters cut out for your word or name.

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4. Cut out small rectangles of Wonder Under and iron it (textured side touching the t-shirt letter) onto the back of your letters. Slowly peel off the backing.DSC_0152

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5. Arrange the letters onto the back of a sweatshirt (face up) and put a press cloth over them and then iron over the press cloth. This will heat up the Wonder Under and allow the letters to stick while you sew around them.

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6. Using coordinating or contrasting thread (your choice!) sew around each letter.

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This is a fun birthday or baby shower gift too. How about a ransom note onesie?

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Thanks Cindy for asking me to be a part of this series. I have over 200 tutorials on my site if you want to check them out. There are a ton of gift ideas to inspire you. Here are a couple to check out.

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